What determines the failure or success of community-conserved projects that try to combine biodiversity conservation and poverty reduction? Lien Vermeersch wrote her MA thesis on fish sanctuaries in the Philippines and won the Speckmann Prize 2015.
No doubt about it: Pope Francis is a superstar. At least in the Philippines. Watching the marching crowds in a country that lacks a strong sense of national identity, it is clear that the visit was a life changing experience for many Filipinos.